Questions tagged [startup]

Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.

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It takes ~ 10 attempts to start my mid 2012 (first with retina) MBP 15

It was 2019 October when I used the computer on the rain. For a few days I had some troubles with touchpad, then it completely recovered itself, then the entire machine died. Since then I was able to ...
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Recovery volume does not show up in Startup Manager

While upgrading a MacBook Pro from OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan to macOS 10.13 High Sierra in a step-by-step procedure, I created a clone of the Recovery HD volume. Unfortunately, this newly created clone ...
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How to run a sudo command on startup - launch daemon help

I have a sound problem on my 2010 Mac mini. I found a solution that uses a sudo command in the Terminal app. But this method only works one time, so when the computer turns off and then back on, you ...
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Make USB hard disk with OS X bootable as startup disk?

Some years ago it was easy to clone the current system partition of a Mac computer to an external firewire hard disk and then use this as a startup disk for the same Mac or even for another Mac. When ...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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MacBook Pro starts with “Installing onto SSD”

MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014 13" macOS catalina 10.15.2 I believe. Suddenly during startup it goes into some grey mode and says "Installing onto SSD". I've not seen this mode before. Will it erase my ...
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Where are the MacOS startup boot icons located?

Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS? MacOS Catalina 10.15.2
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Macbook Air stuck at start after update to 10.15.3

This morning my MacBook Air (13" Core i5 1.8GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD - MQD42Y/A - A1466 - 2017), prompted me for updating to Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.3. So I did. Everything went fine during install. But ...
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Setting bash script to be automatically started [duplicate]

When my Mac starts I want to automatically start a batch script called run.sh in the folder myfolder. When I start Automater I only find options for AppleScript and JavaScript.
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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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Strange boot up screen 2019 MacBook Pro

When restart or boot up my 2019 MacBook Pro, immediately after I enter my password at the login screen, a black screen appears with white words. The words are scrolling and they appear to be some sort ...
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cant Initialize OSX. Interrogation folder

I was trying to solve an issue with memory disappearing to 0kb, and after reading some post here I have : delete some files from cache folder(library)straight to rubbish bin An deleted some core ...
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Keyboard malfunction: Mac always opens in safe mode

I am using a MacBook Pro and facing the following problem: My keyboard is not working properly. Some keys don't work and it looks like the Shift key is always pressed because the machine always ...
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I tried to reset a Macbook Pro but it doesn't show a startup disk [duplicate]

I recently got my hands on a used Macbook Pro at work that people were throwing out. I attempted to completely reset it and followed some instructions online by deleting the disk on startup. This is ...
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Keyboard / touchpad not working on startup

I dual boot MacOS and Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro and used to be able to switch between the two by holding the Option button on startup. Recently this has stopped working; the keyboard and touchpad are ...
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MacBook Pro Touchbar stuck when starting up

So I tried booting up my MacBook Pro in safe mode, but it got stuck. When starting up it just shows a black screen with the white apple logo. The top bar with an apple logo on the left and next to it ...
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MacBook Pro asks to reset password, but neither keyboard nor mousepad are working

When I turned on my MacBook pro, I saw a screen titled: "Reset Password", and I was asked to choose between three alternatives: I forgot my password, My password doesn't work, The keyboard doesn't ...
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Download failed in recovery mode, stuck with no OS on my Mac

Recently after upgrading to Catalina, my MacBook Pro has become really slow, so I thought it might be the system’s problem, so I decided to reinstall the original system that comes with the Mac (El ...
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Can't Log In, Removed applesetupdone to try as new admin but need it back

So, it's a multilayered problem. My bluetooth keyboard (logicool - no USB) stopped working or connecting. I tried disconnecting/connecting and then decided to just reset my Macbook just in case. ...
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Turning off Apple hardware checks on startup

Since I stay on top of possible hardware errors using utilities, I don't want to allow my Mac to boot up and go through the checks each time. How do I skip over this process each time the computer ...
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Mac stuck after trying to install updates, startup disk missing

I tried to install some updates on my Macbook Air. I received a notification asking if I wanted to restart the Macbook to install the updates, I accepted and restarted. When booting, the Apple logo ...
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macos Chrome keeps starting at login

Chrome is starting at login sometimes (not every login) but it is not part of the startup items set in System Preferences > Users & Group > Login Items. The "Open at Login" option is also not ...
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How can I free up space to reinstall macOS (Catalina)?

Ok, I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I wanted to install the latest macOS 10.15.1 update today and was initially told that I needed to “free up more space”, since the upgrade expects about 19 GB of free ...
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How do I convince macOS to launch a given application on startup instead of the Finder?

How do you convince the Mac to launch an application other than the Finder on startup? I do not mean "Login items," or even LaunchDaemons. I mean that I want to be able to delete the Finder entirely ...
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MacBook Pro displays Apple Logo and Prohibitory Symbol

My MacBook Pro 15" displays the Prohibitory Symbol on start-up. What can I do to fix it?
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Reboot directly from MacOS to Startup Manager? (Init command)

I have a strange setup (briefly, I have Windows 10 on an external SSD and I use a MacBook Pro as my main Mac these days in a dock that connects to an external monitor which has a hub - Samsung CJ79 34"...
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Execute a script with GUI Access before login

I need to execute a command-line tool to force maximum display brightness before user logs in (so login screen is shown with maximum brightness) My problem is, if I run it from LaunchDaemons, it ...
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Macbook pro screen flicker unable to start

My MacBook pro 15” retina was having screen flicker issue & given to apple authorized service centre. They have formatted the disk & reinstalled OS & told me that there was no hardware ...
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Boot drive not recognised at all

After doing an update for iPad and open Google Chrome to watch streaming movies the MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 has started to slow down and Chrome closed. I restarted and a flashing folder appeared ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 NVME booting Issues

A while back I did an SSD upgrade on my 15" MacBook Pro 2013. The SSD I'm using is an ADATA SX6000 256gb. I purchased the Sintech adapter to use with this drive and I had no issues installing MacOS ...
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iMac shuts down during startup

I'm experiencing a shutdown of an iMac during startup, when the progression bar almost halfway. I tried, with no success: - starting up from the iMac recovery partition and checking the HD with Disk ...
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Why does my 2017 iMac work in every building except my office building?

I moved my iMac from home into my office and it would not turn on at all there. So I took it around the corner to a repair man and it turned on straight away at his shop. He suggested I get a UPS to ...
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MacBook Pro 2009 question mark folder screen - holding down option shows my mouse [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro 2009 (A1278) is having an issue. When I power it up it shows a blinking folder with a question mark. I have tried most of the options that I've seen, none of them showing any signs of ...
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I can't go back to macOS after successfully installing Win 10 from Boot Camp Assistant

I have a iMac running macOS High Sierra. I ran Boot Camp Assistant on it and was able to switch to Win 10, successfully, without any problem. I downloaded the ISO file for Win 10, and used the USB ...
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Has Unix Parameter Name SystemAudioVolume Been Changed to SystemAudioVolume DB in El Capitan?

I am trying to change the startup sound. When I checked the setting using: sudo nvram -p it returns a setting for SystemAudioVolume DB %ee I entered: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%00 When I ...
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Loading bar stuck at the very end after entering login credentials

Stuck on the above screen for over 30 mins. I’ve tried restarting and rebooting after shutting down - and I get the same result. This is on a MacBook Pro running Mac OS Mojave. update 1 - I’ve ...
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Stuck in recovery mode and unable to install OS X El Capitan

Hi to anyone able to help with this / having the same problem... I use a 2009 iMac A1224 20" with a SSD, running macOS El Capitan (the shop which installed the SSD also installed El Capitan back in ...
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Re-enable startup chime on new Mac [duplicate]

I want to hack my iMac's firmware - or maybe that's a stupid idea, but I got to the conclusion that that would be my only option. And please note that my knowledge of coding is at the level of writing ...
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Bootcamp Mojave and Windows 10 now all Mac OS startup keys don't work

Just installed Bootcamp on a late 2013 iMac 27". It was running a fully updated Mojave OS before running Bootcamp Assistant. Installed Windows 10 image from Microsoft download. After installing ...
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MacBook Pro (2011) shows flashing folder at startup but the disk is valid

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011) and recently the laptop boots to a white screen that flashes a folder with a question mark. I know that means the laptop cannot detect an available startup disk. I ...
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iPad freezes and won't turn back on

I'm having troubles with my iPad. While using my iPad it suddenly froze and later it shut off altogether even though the battery was 90% charged. When restarting I looked at the screen and there was ...
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MBA 2017 won't boot up in macOS, but will in Ubuntu

A few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2008 freezes with colorful screen

Starting a few days ago my Mac froze mid usage, was using Chrome when it did it. I got all these crazy colors everywhere, and it froze. I turned off the power, waited a few, then turned back on. It ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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How can I prevent apps from opening on startup that don't respect Login Items?

The application I'm specifically talking about is Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which I have to use for work so I can't delete it. It opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes ...
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Can't boot from USB or reset PRAM/NVRAM on mid-2006 iMac

I got a free mid-2006 iMac from a friend, and while it boots to the login screen, all the user accounts are password-protected, so I've decided to try reinstalling Mac OS X Leopard. I created a ...
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“No administrator was found” in Startup Security Utility

My friend got a new MacBook Pro from office, later on he resigned and in a hurry erased the "Macintosh HD", now we are trying to install Mojave using Bootable USB but it won't allow because "External ...
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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on Apple logo - tried everything.. help

Out of the blue my 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave is not booting.. it keeps freezing on the Apple logo. I’ve tried the following already: Ran it in recovery mode - ran first aid on the disk, ...

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